Illinois Senator losing his mind?


Senator Dick Durbin's remarks from the Senate floor last night will lead one to conclude that the man is crazy.  Durbin was on the floor to debate a portion of the Energy Bill and then went off on this tangent about prisoner abuse at Gitmo:

On one occasion, the air conditioning had been turned down so far and the temperature was so cold in the room, that the barefooted detainee was shaking with cold. ..... On another occasion, the [air conditioner] had been turned off, making the temperature in the unventilated room well over 100 degrees. The detainee was almost unconscious on the floor, with a pile of hair next to him. He had apparently been literally pulling his hair out throughout the night. On another occasion, not only was the temperature unbearably hot, but extremely loud rap music was being played in the room, and had been since the day before, with the detainee chained hand and foot in the fetal position on the tile floor.

If I read this to you and did not tell you that it was an FBI agent describing what Americans had done to prisoners in their control, you would most certainly believe this must have been done by Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, or some mad regime——Pol Pot or others——that had no concern for human beings. Sadly, that is not the case. This was the action of Americans in the treatment of their prisoners.

Are you pulling your hair out yet?  Durbin has gone beyond the gulag charge to now say our men and women in the military are engaged in treatment of prisoners on par with Nazi death camps and the murdering regime of Pol Pot.   What is Durbin on?  Anyone?

J. James Estrada   6 15 05